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Liverpool fans face paying over the odds for Final ticket

Liverpool fans could face paying well over the odds for a ticket. Credit: PA

Thousands of Liverpool fans flocking to Basle without tickets face paying well over the odds to get a seat at Wednesday's Europa League final.

The club's initial allocation of just over 10,000 was boosted when opponents Sevilla returned 2,000 of their 9,000 share but with 9,000 tickets being put on general sale in February there are plenty available for those willing to pay through the nose.

One ticketing website has seen the average price rise from £550 to £678 over the last week.

According to figures from Ticketbis.net, an international fan-to-fan ticket marketplace, the current starting price for a ticket is £645.

This year's final far out-strips the £277 average ticket price for Chelsea's game against Benfica in Amsterdam three years ago.

The highest sale price recorded on the site so far for one ticket was £2,335 bought by a Russian fan.

When tickets went on general sale the most expensive category one seat sold by UEFA was £130.

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Mignolet looking to take Liverpool positives into final

Simon Mignolet is looking towards the Europa League final. Credit: PA

Goalkeeper Simon Mignolet is looking to take the positives fromLiverpool's 1-1 draw with Chelsea on Wednesday.

Liverpool earned a point thanks to Christian Benteke's late header having gone behind to Eden Hazard in the first-half.

Jurgen Klopp's side are looking to build confidence ahead of the Europa League final against Sevilla next week.

You just want to go into the final with confidence and the only way to do that is by putting in performances.

I think the biggest message this shows is that if you don't start well, or play how we played in the first half, we can get into trouble.

That is maybe the best message we could have and take forward. We have to be 100 per cent focused and ready, play like we played the last minutes and first minutes of the game - not the last 15 minutes of the first half.

But we never give up - something the gaffer always talks about. It doesn't look like any coincidence any more, that we score in the late stages. We have to keep that going. We have to show that mentality to never be beaten.

– Simon Mignolet

Liverpool boss dismisses Benteke to West Ham rumours

Benteke has been linked with West Ham. Credit: PA

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has brushed aside suggestions he would be having a clear-out in the summer to prepare for next season.

The German boss also dismissed the latest speculation linking Christian Benteke with a £25million move to West Ham.

"I read transfer rumours in October. We work the whole day and of course we work on the squad for next year," he added.

"Of course we think about transfers, we think about everything, but a lot of rumours are really far away from the actual thing.

"It is really funny when you are involved. Sometimes I've never heard of the player who has been linked with Liverpool."

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